New virtual-only restaurant Sam’s Crispy Chicken is run by Sam Nazarian, Founder and CEO of sbe group, which also runs Umami Burger. Inspired by the popularity of Umami’s fried chicken, this ghost kitchen uses antibiotic-free fried chicken in sandwiches, salads and as ready-to-dip tenders. Veg-friendly Quorn and cauliflower options are also available, plus waffle fries and sides like mac & cheese. The entire menu is a stoner’s dream, with direct-to-door options like maple-soaked fried chicken sandwiched between waffles (Buffalo sauce optional), Nashville hot fried chicken with pickles on a brioche bun and a fried chicken Caesar sandwich (yes, sandwich!) with wasabi peas and tempura flakes. Sam’s Crispy Chicken is available for delivery daily from 11am - 11pm through Postmates, UberEats, Doordash, GrubHub, Seamless, and Caviar.
It’s not as sketchy, but just as gooey as it sounds, this sibling to East Williamsburg’s Grilled Cheese Alley only exists on Seamless dot com (and in your mouth). In many ways, it’s a dream of a delivery restaurant, doling out comfort food like Philly cheesesteak mac and a mac & cheese topped with bacon-wrapped figs. Build-your-own tots are also an option, with over a dozen accoutrements including ranch, pesto, pork belly, truffle oil, roasted jalapenos, apple slices and pretty much everything else your little hungry/hungover/stoned heart desires. Delivery runs from 5pm to midnight in North Brooklyn.
If any ghost kitchen better represents the New York hustle, we’d like to learn about it. This overly secretive cookie delivery service panders to sweet tooths by offering Supreme-style drops from freshly baked “secret stashes” of half-pound cookies in ridiculous flavors, like S’mores chocolate chip. The cookie dealer kitchen is not open to the public (though bakery scenes are shown on the brand’s Instagram) and delivery is not consistent, which is part of what makes it special.